Historic Sites People

Hamlet People Associate with Historic Sites

The following individuals or families are believe to have been associated with the specific Sites.  All sites are not associated with an individual in the Hamlet People database.  In some cases, a reference in the Inventory may have been too ambiguous to provide a positive link to a specific individual (for example, “a member of the Rose family.”  Over time, some of this ambiguity should disappear as I find more information.  And I’m always appreciative of corrections and advice.

  • Residences:  I do not list every member of a family who may have lived in a residence—primarily just those who may have built the house, were an early resident “head of household”, or who were otherwise prominent in the community.  In some cases, association with other family members may be found in the Hamlet People database.
  • Non-residence Properties:  I also indicate individuals closely associated with non-residence properties, such as the merchant owner, or church minister.

Click on the Name to view the individuals’ genealogy and family history.

Name Inventory Code Inventory Name Comment
Ellen Learned Br18A Swezey-Wiswall house In the early 20th century, Ellen Learned purchased the property and extensively remodeled the house.
Esther Hayes Wickham Br18A Swezey-Wiswall house In 1927, Esther Wickham nee Hayes rented the property from Ellen Learned and established the well know Brookhaven hamlet hostelry known as the Beaver Dam Lodge.
John Warren Swezey Br18A Swezey-Wiswall house
Richard and Ann Wiswall Br18A Swezey-Wiswall house After August 1957, Richard and Ann Wiswall and family lived in this house